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23 awesome things to do this weekend (July 10-12)

It's seems like I am always saying there's lots to do, but I guess there is no getting around the fact that lots happens here in the Peace. Don’t take it for granted! Get out there and enjoy what your community has to offer.
Robert Spinks' 1965 Mustang was one of around 400 cars at the Mile Zero Cruisers' annual Summer Cruise in 2014. The Cruisers set out to assemble 50 Mustangs for their 20th annual Summer Cruise. This year, the focus is on Chevy.

It's seems like I am always saying there's lots to do, but I guess there is no getting around the fact that lots happens here in the Peace.

Don’t take it for granted! Get out there and enjoy what your community has to offer.

Are you having an event you want to promote? Drop me a note at dcreporter@dcdn.caor calling me @: 250-782-4888 ext. 118.

I look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy your weekend!


Dawson Creek

21st annual summer cruise, downtown Dawson Creek, all weekend

The Mile 0 Cruisers club in Dawson Creek hosts its annual Summer Cruise weekend.

This event is open to all types of vehicles. If its your pride and joy, bring it downtown for Sunday’s Show and Shine. Free to the public.

Billed as the “largest car show in northern B.C.” events are planned all weekend. Food and other vendors will also be on site.

Registered participants are eligible for prizes. A steak barbecue banquet, car games and a swag bag are also available for registered participants only.


Doggy Day Wash, Dawson Creek Vet Clinic 238 116 Avenue, noon - 3 p.m.

An afternoon of games, prizes, food, fun and of course - dogs!

This is the first Doggy Day Wash since the Dawson Creek Vet Clinic moved to its new location.

The event is a fundraiser for the clinic’s Emergency Care Fund, helping give care to sick or injured animals in the city.

Bring your dog down and show off their best trick to win prizes.

Face painting for the kids!

There will also be a concession by “Those Wicked Waffles” who will donate 10 per cent of all proceeds to the Emergency Care Fund.


Fort St. John

ArtWalk, throughout the city, all weekend

The ArtWalk continues.

Local artists will be showcasing their works at a variety of businesses throughout Fort St. John. Come check out the incredible talent right here in our backyard!

For more information, call the North Peace Cultural Centre at 250-785-1992


Fearless Fridays, Fort St. John Community Garden, 9:30 -11 a.m.

Fearless Fridays are a children’s event that will happen every Friday from July 10 - August 28, at the Fort St. John Community Garden located between 102 Ave and 100 Ave, behind the Church of Resurrection.

The Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) will be there doing crafts, playing games and reading stories for the young ones.

Children of all ages are welcome. Daycares and camps are welcome to come visit and take part.

There is a $2 fee per caregiver.

If it’s raining, the program will be cancelled for that day.


Wheelchair sports, North Peace Arena, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Ever wanted to try a wheel chair sport? Come down to the North Peace Arena and give it a shot.

Drop-in wheelchair basketball will be held July 10, 24, August 7 and 21 at the time listed above.

For more information and rates: 250-785-4592


The Grammys, Lido Theatre, 7 p.m. - midnight

Ladies only.

That’s right guys, let ‘em loose cause it’s a girls night party at the Lido this Friday.

Strut your stuff on the red carpet before taking in a night of musical entertainment, dancing and fun.

Appetizers, wine bar, prizes and much more will be provided.

For tickets and more info, call Donna at 250-261-4460 or Jodi at 250-263-4983

19+ only.

Hosted by the Oil Wives Club of Fort St. John


Movies in the Park, Centennial Park, 7 - 11 p.m.

Troyer Ventures and Shell Canada present: Movies in the Park.

This free community event will happen once a month from June to August.

Showing this weekend: The Lego Movie and Night at the Museum.

There will be concession with popcorn sold in support of the Watt School of Irish Dance.

Bring a lawn chair and a blanket and enjoy a show under the stars.



Farmers Market, Spirit Park, 3 - 6 p.m.

Make it, bake it, grow it… buy it!

Come check out all the vendors at the weekly Farmers Market in Spirit Park, located behind Northern Industrial Sales on the South Access Road.

Call 250-788-3477 for more information.


Bingo, Pine Valley Seniors Hall, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

All adults welcome.

Call Bernice for more information: 250-788-2307


 Alcoholics Anonymous, Tansi Friendship Centre, 8 - 9 p.m.

Tuesday: Closed meeting for AA members only. Friday: Opening meeting.


Dawson Creek

The gathering (market), Walter Wright Pioneer Village, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 Come out to the pioneer village to get your haul of home made baking, jams arts and crafts.


Farmers Market, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., 10300 - 8th Street Dawson Creek

 Come out a see all that local farmers and artisans have to offer.


Autocross, Encana Events Centre, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m

More auto racing fun at the Encana Events Centre this Saturday. Come check it out!


Pouce Coupe

Community Market, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Curry Et Cetera building on 50th St.  

If you require more info or would like to book a table please call:   
 Chelsie Chmelyk (250) 219-4688 or  
 Debbie Chmelyk (250) 786-5290


Fort St. John

Farmers market, Fort St. John Curling Rink, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Visit the Fort St. John Farmers Market to sample a wide variety of locally grown, fresh & wholesome foods direct from the grower.


Paddle for the Peace

Join hundreds of people (including David Suzuki) at this summer's Paddle for the Peace, and celebrate and support the protection of the Peace River.  Registration and free breakfast will be hosted by West Moberly First Nation at 9 a.m. Canoes arrive at Bear Flat at 1 p.m. and a free BBQ lunch hosted by Halfway River First Nation and cultural activities hosted by area First Nations also takes place from 1 p.m. There will be speakers at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. 

For more information and directions, click here. 


Now & Then, a Beatles Revue, North Peace Cultural Centre, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Now & Then is a Beatles cover band from Argentina who are in the Peace to bring you a little bit of nostalgia.

The show is divided into three parts exploring the Beatles journey into history in reverse. It starts by recreating the rooftop concert, then into the experimental period with Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band and then into the early Beatlemania days.

For more information call the Cultural Centre @ 250-785-1992


The Round Up, Baldonnel, 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

The Round Up is an inspirational and educational performance with Glenn Stewart and his dream team of horses. This event offers a rare opportunity to explore horsemanship at its finest.   Come join us at The Horse Ranch!

Call at 877-728-8987.


Around FSJ in 50 days, Fort St. John Curling Rink, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join the Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) at the FSJ Farmer's Market  for crafts, challenges and cool prizes!  We will be there July 11 & 25, and August 8, 22 & 29 from 9am to 1pm.

Let the Adventure begin.

For more information: 250-785-NEAT (6328)



Cribbage, Pine Valley Seniors Hall, 1 - 2p.m.

All Adults Welcome. Call Bernice for more information: 250-788-3207

Whist, Pine Valley Seniors Hall, 7 - 8 p.m.

All Adults Welcome. Call Bernice for more information: 250-788-3207

Kick it to the curb yard sale, across town, 10:30  - 11:30

Join the free community garage sale. Place unwanted items at the curb side on every second Saturday.

If the items are not picked up by 7pm that evening, remove from them from the curb.

For more info call 250-401-4113 or email:



Dawson Creek

Music Festival, Kin Park, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Dawson Creek’s first ever Music in the Park Festival will be held at the old band stand in Kin Park. The event opens at 11 a.m. on July 12 and will go until 8 p.m. featuring local music, performers and vendors.



Art in the Garden, throughout town, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Sukunka Group presents the Fine Art of Gardening featuring self-guided tours of local gardens with a featured artist.

Tours will be every Sunday through July.

Maps will be available for purchase at the Chetwynd Public Library and Chetwynd Visitor Centre.







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